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MPAA Sues Hotfile for Copyright Infringement

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by paincake, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. paincake

    paincake Power Member

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    I don't know if this has been discussed here before, but I just found out:

     
  2. Jared255

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    does it even matter? aren't they based out of panama city?
     
  3. heavyweight

    heavyweight Junior Member Premium Member

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    BS this wont hold imo.
    "encourages and incentivizes users to upload files containing illegal copies" wth
     
  4. zebrahat

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    I concur. The recent court case involving Blizzard suing WoW bot makers for "secondary copyright infringement" failed on this same point. Although the ruling found the bot maker had infringed based on DMCA issues, the "secondary" claim was specifically rejected because the party has to be directly involved in violating copyright in order to be liable for infringement. If Hotfile sticks to its guns and doesn't settle, MPAA should lose this one.
     
  5. Steeky

    Steeky Regular Member

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    Hotfile ahs been killing accounts and links lately. Most of the warez sites stop using them
     
  6. Chronos

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    Either way, theres no extradition from Panama. Unless it's an extreme case like murder or rape.

    So this case will only stand as precedant for other cases that are sure to come.
     
  7. CyberDilemma

    CyberDilemma Regular Member

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    What site did that quote come from? It was riddled with spelling errors. Very unprofessional.
     
  8. paincake

    paincake Power Member

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  9. tejsin

    tejsin Power Member

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    hotfile aint the only one, why them?